With heavy blizzarding snow showers and the roads getting bad I headed across to the nearest venue, this being Ogden.The sun shone brightly as I arrived so with that and the brightness of the snow it was hard to get correctly exposed shots without over exposing. Fortunately this was short lived and it was soon back to darker skies and snow.
The first birds seen on the ice were 2 Lapwings, a mega rare bird for the reservoir but they soon left towards Soil Hill. Plenty Common and Black Headed gulls on the water along with a single Lesser Black Backed but no Herring.
The 2 Moorhen were in the picnic area but soon scurried under the Rhododendrons and out of sight whilst 28 Canada geese were out on the water.
By now the snow was piling down so it was time to get out of there and head for home which was easier said than done. I,d parked near the inaccessible car park but with no chance of turning round on the ice I had to reverse the full length of Ogden Lane and out into the main road. With snow blowing over the walls the road near Keelham was almost blocked as well as over Foxhill but I arrived home ok after the last birding session of February.
It looks like it could be some time before Fly Flatts is accessible again but after 14 visits during February I feel I,ve given it a good coat of looking at and as soon as this snow melts I,ll be back up there again.